By SAIL Member Christine Klotz SAIL has a new Be Prepared workgroup focused on preparing guidelines to help SAIL members get prepared for life’s emergencies. The group is focusing on the times when you leave your home in an urgent or unplanned way on short notice -- or none at all. The objective of this … Continue reading Be Prepared: How this applies to hospital visits
By SAIL Member Gerry Campbell I have a work history in helping people think about and act to make their communities better places to live. In the world of community development studies, there is an approach that emphasizes the strength in communities. This flips the prevailing "look for the problems" approach, which misses what's good … Continue reading Starting on the Bright Side of Life
by SAIL Member Pat Krueger I recently learned I cannot use my new driver’s license as ID for flying. The driver’s license must have a star in the upper right corner. On my license in that place it states “Not for federal purposes” - which means that it cannot be used as ID for flying. … Continue reading Getting the proper ID for flying
By SAIL Member Joy Knox I recently finished reading a delightfully funny book by a Madison author, Hilde Adler, who lived in Shorewood Hills for 45 years and is now residing in Oakwood University Woods. Hilde recounts with a great of angst and wisdom the push and pull of making the very hard decision of … Continue reading April read: I AM NOT OLD ENOUGH!
By Member Pat Krueger Quite recently I found myself involved in scams from the local stores of two national chains. In the first my check was refused by their register; I voided that and paid with my credit card. Three weeks later my bank statement showed that an electronic withdrawal had been made for the check … Continue reading Best Practices for Consumers